Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26 - August 8, 1979

Smash Hits, July 26, 1979

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Cover: Buzzcocks
Centrespread: Abba
Back cover: Sting
Interviews: Buzzcocks; Public Image Ltd.; Third World
Lyrics: Stay With Me Till Dawn - Judie Tzuke; Here Comes The Summer - Undertones; I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats; Harmony In My Head - Buzzcocks; D.J. - David Bowie; Silly Games - Janet Kay; Bring The Family Back - Billy Paul; Death Disco - Public Image Ltd.; Don't Kill It Carol - Manfred Mann's Earth Band; Since I Don't Have You - Art Garfunkel; I'm A Sucker For Your Love - Teena Marie; Get Another Love - Chantal Curtis; Sailing - Rod Stewart; Bang Bang - B. A. Robertson; Kid - Pretenders
Bitz: Gary Numan; Shake, Jo Callis, Troy Tate, Simon Templar, Angle Patterson; Tom Robinson Band split; Led Zeppelin at Knebworth; Mick Jagger; Pink Floyd; Gary Glitter; Mama Cass; The Knack, Doug Fieger, Prescott Niles, Bruce Gary; Gary Moore quits Thin Lizzy; Minne Riperton dies; Stranglers, Nils Lofgren, AC/DC, The Who; Blondie, Eat To The Beat; Meat Loaf; "Carry On Sex Pistols....Some Product"; Sparks, Grease; Judie Tzuke; Janet Kay; The Sham Pistols, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Jimmy Pursey, Dave Treganna; The Korgis, James Warren, Andy Davis, Stackridge
Single reviews (Red Starr): Someone Different - Glass Torpedoes; The Pictures On My Wall - Echo & The Bunnymen; Zip Nolan - Cult Figures; Sweet Laylin - Metal Boys; Eine Symphonie des Grauens - Monochrome Set; Let's Go - The Cars; I Don't Depend On You - The Men; Culture Shock - Shake; Beat The Clock - Sparks; Here Comes The Summer - Undertones; I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats; Chelsea Girl - Simple Minds; Lady Writer - Dire Straits; Make Believe Lovers - Anita Ward; Girls Girls Girls - Kandidate; Money - Flying Lizards; Black Slacks - Matchbox; Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
Album reviews (Cliff White): The Complete Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly; Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens; Greatest, Vol. 2 - Gene Vincent; I Am - Earth Wind & Fire; Winner Takes All - Isley Brothers; Happy Radio - Edwin Starr; Word Salad - Fischer Z

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12 - 28, 1979

Smash Hits, July 12 - 28, 1979
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Cover: Siouxsie
Centrespread: Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Interviews: Siouxsie & the Banshees; The Chords; The Ruts;
Articles: The Mod revival
Bitz: Richard Jobson's all-time top ten; Status Quo; The Who
Lyrics: Can't Stand Losing You - The Police; Chuck E's In Love - Rickie Lee Jones; Voulez-Vous - Abba; Angeleyes - Abba; Playground Twist - Siouxsie & the Banshees; Breakfast In America - Supertramp; Looking After No 1 - Boomtown Rats; Good Times - Chic; Married Men - Bonnie Tyler
Single reviews (Cliff White): Absolutely Sweet Marie - Flamin' Groovies; Bang Bang - B. A. Robertson; My Sharona - The Knack; It's Too Funky In Here - James Brown; Hersham Boys - Sham 69; Death Disco - Public Image Ltd.; Kid - The Pretenders
Album reviews (Red Starr): Labour Of Lust - Nick Lowe; Repeat When Necessary - Dave Edmunds; A Trip To Marineville - Swell Maps